Monday, September 7, 2015

Future By Design: The Future of Type

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
6:00pm - 8:30pm ET
Sault College – Room M1220

The rise of social media, written communication via the web and digital publishing have coincided with the trend towards handwritten fonts, flat design and vintage lettering. How will technological advances continue to shape typography and type design? What are iconic fonts and glyphicons and what other type innovations are on the horizon? How will market forces impact the economic viability of a career in type design?


  • Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist
  • Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
  • Nick Sherman, Co-founder of Fonts In Use 
  • Laura Worthington, Typeface Designer

About Future By Design 

Future By Design is a series of webcast discussions featuring experts sharing their thoughts on a variety of topics. As a virtual event, we invite cities across Canada to host local screening venues where members of the community can gather to watch panelists’ presentations, conduct their own group discussions and participate via webcam in the Q&A. Click here to view recaps of our past Future By Design events.

Future By Design branding designed by Carve Design.